THAILAND: Council wants clamps on information, media
Despite Council for Democratic Reform's order for Ministry to control all information media, no websites have been blocked
Thursday, September 21, 2006
The Council for Democratic Reform (CDR) yesterday issued an announcement ordering the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry to control the distribution of all information media deemed harmful to the provisional military council now in control of the country. It said the ministry must control, stop, block and destroy any information in the form of articles, statements, wording of any sort, that are published and sent through any media that would be harmful to democratic reform.
However, a source at the ICT Ministry said that so far it had not blocked any website known to support the former regime, adding that some had already shut themselves down temporarily.
Date Posted: 9/21/2006